Sunday, December 30, 2018

How to Understand The Religion of Climate Change and Those Who Believe In The End Times

There are two scholarly books to understanding the people who have deeply held religious beliefs on climate change (the popular secular pagan religion for those who don't go to church on Sunday). Norm Cohen's The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages, Revised and Expanded Edition , and James Billington's Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith. Endless enemies, sin everywhere, progress is going backward to a purer time. Confederate monuments, plastic straws, and capitalism itself is stressful for those who see the end of the world constantly lurking . Today's fanatics build on a tradition you should read about . The hysteria about plastic straws, confederate monuments, and climate change didn't start out of nowhere... (Sadly, James Billington passed away recently).